Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

Reuters

A stunning, surreal day has taken yet another stunning, surreal turn.

Aaron Hernandez has been charged with the murder of Odin Lloyd.

It’s one of several charges filed today against Hernandez, arising directly from the June 17 discovery of Odin Lloyd’s body less than a mile from Hernandez’s home.

Lloyd, according to the prosecutor, was shot multiple times.

The prosecutor also explained that there was no evidence of a robbery, and that Lloyd’s phone showed communications with Hernandez in the hours preceding his death.  Lloyd’s sister told authorities that Lloyd left his home that morning at 2:30 a.m. in a car believed to belong to Hernandez.

The prosecutor told the court that roughly six to eight hours of footage were missing from Hernandez’s surveillance system after the murder.  The prosecutor likewise outlined a series of text messages indicating a desire by Hernandez to meet with Lloyd, along with instructions that one or more others urging them to return to the area, presumably for the meeting with Lloyd.

Text messages and public surveillance cameras, per the prosecutor, indicate that Hernandez picked up Lloyd at 2:30 a.m. ET and drove back to North Attleboro.  The prosecutor claims that Hernandez then told Lloyd he was upset that Lloyd had said certain things to others, making it hard for Hernandez to trust him.

Likewise, the prosecutor explained that Lloyd sent text messages while in the car with Hernandez, making others aware that he was with Hernandez.

The prosecutor said that workers at the industrial park heard gunshots, and that surveillance cameras allow prosecutors to piece together that the car Hernandez was driving was at the industrial park, and within minutes thereafter at Hernandez’s home.

The prosecutor said that Hernandez’s surveillance system shows a person getting out of the car with a gun after the shooting, and walking through the house with the gun.  Shortly after that, the surveillance system shuts down.

Perhaps most importantly, the prosecutor said a shell casing was found in the car rented by Hernandez.  It matches the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting, according to the prosecutor.

The prosecutor called it an “execution,” and he characterized Hernandez as the person who orchestrated the crime, had the motive and means to kill Lloyd, and engaged in efforts to cover up the crime, including telling his fiancée to stop talking to police.

The prosecutor concluded his remarks by asking that Hernandez be jailed without bail.

Hernandez’s lawyer, Michael Fee, then called the case “weak” and “circumstantial.”  He argued that Hernandez is not a flight risk, and that it would be impractical for him to flee.

254 responses to “Aaron Hernandez charged with murder

  1. Hope he enjoyed the smell of freedom and sunshine while he had it. He won’t have it again for a very, very long time, if ever.

  2. OH WOW! This is huge! When law enforcement is this slow and methodical, there is usually fire where there is smoke. I know “charges” are not the same as a “conviction”, but this AIN’T looking good at all for Mr. Hernandez!

  3. If Ray Lewis, OJ, Casey Anthony and Robert Blake have taught us anything, its that the charges don’t always stick no matter how obvious it appears.

  4. Wow – this guy is an idiot. They think that he killed the guy, left a car with his name on it at the scene. Then to make it even better, he destroys evidence.

    Yeah, innocent or guilty, the Pats were right to cut this guy. He was going to be a distraction unless they did no matter what.

    The question I have is why? I mean, what could that guy have done to make you give up 40 million dollars?

  5. Wow. This situation has been crazy. I feel for the family that lost a loved one from this tragic event. I hope if Hernandez is guilty he goes away for a long time and loses his NFL money while hes’ at it. What a POS as of now.

  6. Since Aaron H is no longer in the league, this story should be moved to the crime section.

    Thanks very much.

  7. Got paid millions of dollars, to play football, and then he goes and screws everything up by killing somebody. Dude, you had a life a lot of people would have killed for. No pun intended. What would possess anybody to do an asinine thing like that when they have so much to live for.

  8. So, you had an amazing career ahead of you in the biggest sport in the country , and could have had just about any damn thing you wanted in the world and you threw it all away because some guy was talking to people you don’t like. smh

  9. Six to eight hours of deleted video footage? Nah, the police will never notice that when they come to investigate the shooting of your friend.

  10. Good riddance!! Hernandez has only himself to blame for this.

    When you live your life recklessly and show little respect for others, this is what happens.

    Too many people with money think they are invincible. Well, I’m just glad that he’s now an average joe like the rest of us!

  11. this is not goooood!!! wondering if the other guys watched it happen or helped either way the sh….. has hit the preverbial fan

  12. This is a tragic story resulting in the death of a young man. All you yahoos making jokes shuold be ashamed.

  13. If Ray Lewis, OJ, Casey Anthony and Robert Blake have taught us anything, its that the charges don’t always stick no matter how obvious it appears.

  14. If he played for Dallas JJ would have kept him around. Look At Josh Brent, killed a player via DWI, keeps drinking and smoking pot after and is still around.

    One team wins year in year out, one thinks 8/8 and they are on the right track.

    NE wins because you know is expected or face getting cut. They are the class of the NFL the last decade. The cowboys have one playoff game in 16 years enough proof for anyone but someone with last name Jones.

  15. Sitting all alone in a jail cell…most of your friends probably wouldn’t associate with you if you weren’t in there because, you know, you tend to shoot your friends….financial losses in the double digit millions….

    I wonder how “gangsta” he feels right now?

  16. Well, since everyone else is commenting, let me just add:

    Aaron, you are an idiot! From a Bristol gangbanger to a Florida Gator to a New England Patriot to a Cedar Junction inmate. smh.

  17. Innocent until proven…..yeah, right. He may not have pulled the trigger, but given his actions after the fact, he sure doesn’t look like he had nothing to do with it.

    I hope the prosecution does its job. No more OJs.

  18. Well there we go. We root for the football players we see on the field without knowing what kind of people they really are. In this case, turns out he is likely just a murderous punk…

  19. they totally got him with that gun. then the multiple recoveries of ammunition rounds and casings.

    its kind of amazing. I feel like hernandez is standing there going “I don’t even remember much from that night, WTF”

  20. Let’s not forget, he’s been CHARGED with murder, not CONVICTED of murder. That being said, he certainly hasn’t done himself any favors by destroying evidence and being uncooperative with the police. It certainly doesn’t look good for him at this point. What a terrible thing for someone with all of his blessings to put someone through. I feel awful for Odin Lloyd’s family, and I just can’t imagine what his family must be going through. What is going on with these NFL players? They are given so much so fast and it just seems as if they think they’re invincible, but they’re not. They’re not above the law. They’re not immune to the law. They’re no different than anyone else.

  21. Vick killed dogs he killed a person, everyone knows people love dogs and care less about or hate other people, especially ones you did not know and lived above you.

    So Vick can never forgiven, but Aaron will get a chance if he gets out of this or jail before he is 30.

    If he is Ray Lewis lucky he may beat it and end on TV and in the HOF someday…

  22. So much for all of his fans claiming he was just arrested for failure to cooperate!

    The guy is scum and if he doesn’t receive an indefinite ban from the NFL than Goodell is too!

  23. Perhaps prison is the only place with a higher demand for tight ends than the nfl. Not that there is anything wrong with that.

  24. “The prosecutor said that workers at the industrial park heard gunshot wounds”

    Heard gunshot wounds? Case closed!

  25. Can they charge Kraft and Belli for covering up the Spygate investigation? Ridiculous they got off w/o much penalty for all their cheating.

  26. I’m sorry but he’s guilty another man with a big ego making big mistakes . what up fool

  27. Just because they’re charging him with it doesn’t mean he’ll go to trial for murder…could be that there’s not enough direct evidence to prove that he committed the act of murder and the grand jury will stick him with obstruction/gun charges, but not the murder charge…still a long way off from a murder trial

  28. “A real life Paul Crewe”

    That is a despicable remark….

    Crewe was a QB. Hernandez plays TE.

  29. rationalitybias says: Jun 26, 2013 3:00 PM

    I doubt he killed a man, but he definitely knows who did
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    Did you really read the article? His attorney would like to have you on the jury.

  30. “Where is the same level of outrage for Hernandez that there was for Vick?”

    Uh, you been watching the news? That’s ALL there is right now in the sports world (gay marriage and Paula Deen if you flip to other channels). Have you heard one announcer support him? And this was just leading up to a possible arrest.

    Now that he’s been formally arrested and charged and because more of the story is being divulged, you’re going to see more and more vehement diatribes against him.

    And if in fact he was guilty and somehow only serves a couple of years, I highly doubt you’ll see him back in the league earning a fat contract like Vick has been able to do.

  31. The best part about this is how the article states he went into the house with a gun….then deletes the security footage…..that’s a hard one to OJ out of….

  32. Congress should ban all millionaires from owning tight ends…or at least give them a background check and be properly registered.

  33. University of Florida goes on record saying that never has Aaron Hernandez killed two people.

  34. The trial will be a circus because the evidence is solid but not slam dunk solid ie the murder weapon with his prints on it.

  35. This appears to be so ignorantly done, he should have just turned himself in when he was done.

  36. The monumental stupidity of people who could otherwise be “set for life” never ceases to amaze me.

  37. AH now goes from being a member of the New England Patriots to being a member Latin Kings.

  38. Eh, no direct witnesses…he obviously was there, but the fact that they can’t say they have a witness to him pulling the trigger means he’ll most likely walk on the murder charge. Unless his two buddies roll on him. Otherwise his defense attorney is going to drill reasonable doubt into the jury’s skull. The other charges, like the weapons charge however, on that he’s most likely screwed

  39. Don’t even waste your money paying a lawyer. You aren’t getting out of prison. Leave that money for Lloyd’s family and maybe your own.

  40. “The prosecutor said that Hernandez’s surveillance system shows a person getting out of the car with a gun after the shooting, and walking through the house with the gun. Shortly after that, the surveillance system shuts down.”

    There you have it folks.

  41. Can I have is house? He won’t need it for another 20+ years!!!

    I’ll keep it clean for him!!

  42. Know y’all hate fantasy, but I actually traded this guy in my keeper league on 6/13. The fantasy gods must have been smiling on me.

  43. This makes me both sad and angry. A tragedy all the way around. A young man lost his life and it looks like AH might as well stop breathing as well.
    I have a JD but am not a criminal attorney. One thing I noticed is of the 6 charges, OOJ was not one of them. There is nothing to take off the table in a deal and it looks like AH will never see the light of day again.

  44. Report: Ravens have placed a claim on Hernandez and already have a contract extension in place. Ravens fans everywhere rejoice at the shrewd, low risk/ high reward deal struck by the wizard of oz.

  45. Open and shut case. Someone like him doesn’t deserve to exist. No need to waste tax payer money keeping him in prison — lethal injection is his reward.

  46. Hernandez killed him just because he said some stuff that made Hernandez not trust him anymore??? That’s it? He threw his life away over something so small? What the hell is wrong with this dude?

  47. Wow. 25 or more arrests this off-season but nothing like this. This is some Dateline stuff right here…

  48. “The prosecutor said that workers at the industrial park heard gunshot wounds”

    how the hell do you hear gunshot wounds…this guy is ggooooood

  49. I was watching “Top 10 gunslingers” on NFL Network yesterday and he wasn’t even on the list.

  50. I really would love to hear the details of the other two “witnesses” and they’re cooperation with authorities. But that aside, how in the heck does AH leave that rental car, which was REGISTERED IN HIS NAME w/the body at the scene less than a mile away from his house? Don’t get me wrong, I’m glad he got caught if he is in fact found guilty, but hot damn, the stupidity of people….unreal.

  51. This case and Lewis case are apples to oranges. Not remotely the same. But don’t let that stop the morons and idiots from making senseless statements.

  52. rationalitybias says: Jun 26, 2013 3:00 PM

    I doubt he killed a man, but he definitely knows who did.

    ____________________________________________________

    You doubt he killed someone?

    This lunatic has blasted someone in the face with a gun…..I would bet the farm he did it!

  53. “[T]he prosecutor said a shell casing was found in the car rented by Hernandez. It matches the shell casings found at the scene of the shooting, according to the prosecutor.”

    Yup.

  54. I’m still a little baffled about the point of *renting* a car:

    If you’re a multi-millionaire (maybe a commoner like me just wouldn’t understand)If you’re just going to drive back home in plain view of your own surveillance systemIf you’re not even gonna bother to scan the car for evidence (i.e., a shell casing)

    Couldn’t you do all of those dumb things in your own car?

  55. So he deleted/destroyed all the footage from the surveillance system EXCEPT the part where he gets out of the car with a gun? Did I read that right?

  56. A lot of people are applauding the patsies for cutting him, and sure they did right; but I truly think that no matter who the player is thats accused of this, they get cut. No matter what team, no matter who’s the player. Regardless of the legal court, the court of public opinion swings a really heavy gavel in these days of multi mass media. This looks BAD bad, y’know? Even your own fans would condem you for doing differently, and I’d use the ne fans comments here as proof.

  57. People should not be rejoicing just yet. Without actual visual evidence of him committing the crime, a murder weapon in the possession of hernandez, or a confession/ testimony against him, nothing is set in stone and this scumbag could walk. Lets not forget Ray lewis walked even after they found the victims blood all over his limousine. The court of law is held to a higher standard then the court of public opinion.

  58. Talk about a bad apple. No matter how much you polish a tu*d, it will not end up being shiny and that is what Hernandez was.

  59. If you’re charged with murder and it’s not 1980 in Texas then it probably means there is a 100% chance that you did it.

    DNA, technology and the lack of intelligence by criminals make it pretty easy for the police.

    He gone. Gator Chomped.

  60. Gets off….wins Super Bowl 50 with 3 TD’s…doesn’t get invited to Disney…Goddell hugs him.

  61. MPCNY 2 comments:

    (1) Dallas got their 3 rings in the 90s w/o cheating – can the Pats say that about their more recent ones?
    (2) Comparing Josh Brents situation to this one with Aaron Hernandez shows a complete lack of understanding of the 2.

    Nice work! How bout that Patriot Pass Offense – bye bye Welker, surgery for Gronk and AH is charged w murder! Wow! Go Cowboys! Cowboys going to become the Kings of the 12 package as the Patriots look to a strengthen their running game by getting rid of their passing game.

  62. My heart goes out to the state of Massachusetts.

    It’s all fun and games when outsiders joke about the Boston sports teams being “cursed”, but it’s a travesty when tragedy hits their athletics.

    First the Boston Marathon. Now Odin Lloyd’s family.

    To all the victims out there may they rest in peace.

  63. All while the Rookie Symposium is going on this week, no better lesson for the incoming class of NFL players.

  64. What I’d like to know is, what exactly was Odin Lloyd saying about Hernandez to others that would/could provoke him to come out, guns blazing?

  65. During that hearing.. like a CAT getting caught with a canary in its mouth , they were no REMORSE or some sign that kat was a innocent man. More of a look of someone who is resign to his upcoming faith and what he has lost.

  66. I notice that the Patriots cut Hernandez before the charges were public….Pats probably have their own surveillance cameras in their players homes.

  67. The evidence presented here is pretty extraordinary. The most stunning thing about this to me is how blatant the cover up attempt was…the carelessness of it all on his end. Obviously the tragedy here is the man who died, but I am just stunned at how easy he apparently made this for the police.

  68. ryanrockzzz says:
    Jun 26, 2013 3:08 PM
    The best part about this is how the article states he went into the house with a gun….then deletes the security footage…..that’s a hard one to OJ out of….

    “To OJ out of”

    Great stuff…

  69. Maybe this is a case of him not ratting the actual shooter out? Time will tell. If he has gang ties then maybe there would be some consequences to him saying who did it. Maybe he smashed his phone and security system after consulting immediate legal advice.

  70. Well, this should shut up all of the holier than thou New England fans. And before you make comparisons to other team, keep in mind: Vick killed dogs, Brent was drinking and accidentally wrecked, Burress shot himself, etc etc. your guy pulled a straight up execution, and you signed stallworth after he ran a man down. It doesn’t excuse what the others did, but pales in comparison. 2 murderers on the roster in as many years? Yeah, time to shut up with the “Patriots are better, classier, blah blah blah” garbage.

  71. They have no murder weapon and the prosecutor did not state that either of the two witnesses will testify that AH pulled the trigger.

    The rest of the evidence, however, is very damning. Video of AH carrying a gun (that is now missing) both before and then minutes after the murder, matching shell casing in the rental car, video showing AH driving the car minutes before and minutes after the murder, turning off the surveillance equipment, a motive, the brutality of the execution …. It goes on and on.

    Seems to me like the only defense AH is going to have is that one of the other two guys orchestrated this and pulled the trigger.

  72. The Patriots have removed all of Hernandez’s merchandise from the Pro Shop website. Players like Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd, who are no longer on the team, still have jerseys and te-shirts up.-Nesn

    Damn! That didn’t take long. Patriots are doing the right thing, absolutley no show of support for Hernandez at all.

  73. the one potential piece of evidence no one is talking about is testimony from the people on the cleaning crew. given the botch job in covering his tracks, i wouldn’t be surprised to hear that the cleaners testify to scrubbing blood and dirt. unreal.

  74. I bet Wes Welker felt a little shaky today.

    I’ve been down the road where someone threatens you and kills someone else. It is very very surreal…

  75. What an IDIOT!!! Sounds like the only thing he didn’t do wrong was to google “how to execute an associate in an rental car”

  76. The NFL should replace the Probowl with a “Gs vs Gents” game. All the arrested players vs the NFL pro bowlers. Now that would be watched and draw a hell of alot more ratings.

  77. When will teams learn, you need to babysit your troubled players and hire a Big Brother to guide them? Same thing happened with Vick and the Falcons. They knew he was a troubled kid but they just let him be and do his ‘dogfighting’ thing.

    Same thing happened here. Pats had to know he was involved in some serious stuff yet they just let him be. I’m not saying to have Brady hover over him 24/7 but didn’t he have any friends on the team to help him out? What a shame if not.

  78. mungman69 says:
    Jun 26, 2013 3:24 PM
    Innocent till proven guilty.
    __________________________________

    The evidence shows he is guilty. It just has to echo the same truth in court in the face of all the defense’s diversions.

  79. hushbrother says:

    Jun 26, 2013 3:12 PM
    June 17, ironically, was the date OJ Simpson was charged with murder in 1994.

    AND they picked him up in car #32… Ohhh the irony…

  80. Wow, the Holier than Thou, were better than everbody New England Patriot frauds….I mean fans, have been watching and cheering for a murderer and now there defending the murderer. Were Patriot frauds, I mean fans and this stuff NEVER happens on our watch. LOL. Most obnoxious fans in sports are getting there’s and we are loving it.

  81. bucrightoff says:
    Jun 26, 2013 2:49 PM
    “If Ray Lewis, OJ, Casey Anthony and Robert Blake have taught us anything, its that the charges don’t always stick no matter how obvious it appears.”

    Yeah, but sometimes they do. See, e.g., Rae Carruth, O.J. (again), and Vick. And speaking of Vick, it will be interesting to see, as alluded to in an earlier comment, if this case inspires the level of vitriol that arose from Vick’s torture and killing of dogs.

  82. showmethemtds says:Jun 26, 2013 3:26 PM

    Well, this should shut up all of the holier than thou New England fans. And before you make comparisons to other team, keep in mind: Vick killed dogs, Brent was drinking and accidentally wrecked, Burress shot himself, etc etc. your guy pulled a straight up execution, and you signed stallworth after he ran a man down. It doesn’t excuse what the others did, but pales in comparison. 2 murderers on the roster in as many years? Yeah, time to shut up with the “Patriots are better, classier, blah blah blah” garbage.
    _______________________________

    Also dumb.

    I can’t believe I have to say this, but the Patriots didn’t draft Hernandez after he was charged with murder. They released him immediately after arrest, at great financial loss. So your accusation of the Pats having “2 murderers” on the roster is invalid. You also say Brent was “drinking and accidentally wrecked”. Um, that’s exactly what Stallworth did. The guy he hit was crossing a busy highway, not in a crosswalk and Stallworth hit him. He didn’t chase him down in his car and run the guy over.

    But don’t let facts get in the way of irrational hatred. You make it sound like the Pats recruited these two while they were sitting in jail. Us “holier than thou” Pats fans wanted this guy off the team immediately.

  83. If he’s found guilty I’m assuming life in prison or worse. So what happens if the Pats are unable to avoid paying him his bonuses? Is the money paid to his family? It should go to the victims family.

  84. Everyone is giving Kudos to NE for cutting him. BFD. Where were they in February were he was shooting people in the face? Where were they when he was threatening Welker? They knew all about the shooting in 2007 at Florida and all the grass smoking. But they didn’t care, in fact they have him a big 40 million dollar contract. Why? Because he managed to not get caught.. not because he was a great guy…in fact he was the same guy who shot a guy in the face. But now he is no use to them, and now it’s time to be thrown under the bus. After all it is the Patriot Way.

  85. If he were smart, he’d have shot him at the Penn St Football facilities. Then the authority figures on campus would have looked the other way or helped him in his cover up….

  86. That’s basically a mob hit right out of Goodfellas. Even if he gets off on a technicality he will die a poor man. No NFL team and no other company will hire him.

  87. This piece of garbage sociopath deserves to rot in prison. It’s so obvious he did it. I didn’t expect to hear that he was the actual shooter but that evidence is clear. He should have gotten a Murder 1 charge because it’s clear he planned it.

    As to the people whining about Vick, Ray Lewis, or blaming this on the patriots, get a freaking grip, man. Get some perspective. This dude killed someone in cold blood.

  88. “A Shell case found in the car matches shell casings found at the scene”. This guys got huge problems…….Hernandez is done, prisons awaiting. What a shame!!!!!

  89. @HowdyDoobie says:
    Jun 26, 2013 3:26 PM
    Maybe this is a case of him not ratting the actual shooter out? Time will tell. If he has gang ties then maybe there would be some consequences to him saying who did it. Maybe he smashed his phone and security system after consulting immediate legal advice.

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    smashed his phone and security system after consulting immediate legal advice? Who’s his lawyer, Lionel Hutz?

  90. All of you saying Hernandez will skate on the M1 charge because he didn’t pull the trigger… ask yourselves this: when someone is caught for using a hit man to kill someone else, what do they get charged with? Murder, just as if they did the job themselves.

  91. released one hour after being charged…on the bright side it will probably be the last time he gets released

  92. rufustfireflyjr says:
    Jun 26, 2013 3:38 PM

    Yeah, but sometimes they do. See, e.g., Rae Carruth, O.J. (again), and Vick. And speaking of Vick, it will be interesting to see, as alluded to in an earlier comment, if this case inspires the level of vitriol that arose from Vick’s torture and killing of dogs.

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    vitrol against who? No one will be supporting Hernandez and saying he deserves another chance so there’s noone to be angry at except Herandez himself.

  93. Why are you guys still whining about Vick? Last time I checked he is playing in the league and has recouped a large amount of money. If people want to not like him, that is their right.

  94. His charges are for murder on the 17th and then for having a large capacity pistol or with a large capacity magazine on the 22nd? So, after murder and a police investigation he was still illegally armed? Perhaps afraid of retaliation? Interesting to ponder.

  95. “Life in the pen ain’t for me ‘cos i ‘d rather die” 2pac

    Should have left the country. 100 bucks distribution of drugs were involved somewhere…what a fool this kid is.

  96. baltimoresnativeson | Jun 26, 2013, 3:29 PM EDT
    Not a Pats fan, and can’t stand Hernandez, but in some weird way I feel bad for the guy.

    I guess it the common thread with Ray Lewis why else?

  97. Everyone forgets that Aaron had a daughter…I feel bad for that little girl. She will always have to live with the fact that her Dad murdered someone and will spend a large amount of time behind bars…he will never get to watch her grow up. What a waste!

  98. You can take the boy out of the hood,.. but you can’t take the hood out of the boy! How freaking stupid can you be son? You sign a 40 million dollar contract extension and then you got to show somebody you bad. Again, how freaking stupid can you get?? Your lawyers may weasel you out of this, for a high fee, but you’re done,.. have fun working at the car wash. Dumb, plain damned dumb!

  99. So many comments with the same tired Ray Lewis joke…
    It makes me miss the Summer of Bathroom Ben the Big Rape Machine. C’mon people step it up a notch!

  100. It’s pretty un-freakin-believable that an NFL player would commit pre-meditated murder… Knowing that he had his whole career in front of him.

    – Ray Caruth

  101. If someone else shot the victim..it’s because Hernandez told him to.
    He’s the one who had an issue with the victim.

    The part about this story that really gets me is This dude Is all tattted and gang affiliated … but he’s college educated and he grew up in Bristol Connecticut.
    Really bro?!

  102. As a Pats fan, I hate to say it and I know it probably will not happen, but if I’m Kraft, I fire Belichick. I think spygate was a way overblown story, and was not the reason the Pats won SBowls. It was more of a glorified excuse for the teams the Pats beat over the yrs(95% of the haters). It did leave a stain on the brand, though. Now, BB has failed to rebuild the D for 6 yrs due to some spotty FA signings and drafting, thus wasting Brady’s window. He’s thrown huge bonus money at two great players who have major problems. He’s also drafted other UF players with questionable charachter and signed guys like Haynesworth and Ocho, while eating dead money and losing draft picks. If I’m Kraft, I’ve had enough.

  103. Moron. Everything about this just shows you how freaking stupid this guy was. Between the motive, lifestyle, the massive trail of evidence and pathetic cover up, he has to be the worst gangster/murderer of all time.

    What a pathetic loser.

  104. @metitometin

    Your wondering why the NFL does not babysit troubled players? Because contrary to what they would like you to think NFL owners don’t really care about the players. They didn’t start instituting “safety” rules until they were being served with lawsuits by former players. All these billionaires care about is money.

  105. He didn’t hire high priced lawyers for nothing. Hopefully the prosecutors don’t screw up this case or that the jury isn’t full of uneducated morons like the ones in the cases for OJ, Casey Anthony, Robert Blake, Michael Jackson, etc.

  106. Why was he still in the country? Once the cops are hot on your heels, and you have the means, bye bye USA.

  107. catman72 says:Jun 26, 2013 3:49 PM

    Keep in mind that they had MUCH more evidence against OJ and he walked… it all comes down to the jury.
    _____

    We haven’t heard most of the evidence yet. I have a feeling there might even be two eyewitnesses.

  108. innocent until proven guilty. an important block in our judicial system. we might already have made our opinion on him, but guys and gals, we’re not the court.

  109. I wonder what’s happening at the rookie symposium right now. I suppose they interrupted the pre-scheduled agenda for a real life “This is how you don’t do it” in real time agenda. You KNOW there are some dudes attending who are saying this will never happen to them. The mistakes at attempting a cover up are like a Wile E. Coyote cliff fall…

  110. I can’t begin to assume the man is guilty until proven guilty but boy did he have that blank look in his eyes of someone that is hiding something sinister inside.

  111. Some team should give that sheriff/Bailiff who escourted Henandez out of court a walk on opportunity. He was a freaking monster, made Henandez look like he was 5′ 9 and 165 lbs.

  112. i’m a tech, small business owner; i do a lot of data recovery for my clients – they dropped their laptop or whatever.

    even if he physically smashed the hard drives (anything outside of melting them down) with incriminating surveillance footage on them, there are a multitude of methods which are able to get that data back, even if just bits and pieces.

    it costs more, the more damaged the drive is, to recover that data, but if the platters are in reasonable condition it is not at all difficult to get that information back.

    one other thing, the guy who got shot is not getting the attention he should be. this whole story, at least as the media is reporting it, is getting covered from the AH perspective and not that of Odin Lloyd.

    he deserves the sympathy, not the superstar criminal athlete.

  113. I dunno maybe it’s just me, but if I was in his shoes and had the money that Hernandez has, I would have disappeared into oblivion….these dummies hire cleaning crews, smash cell phones, then head home like nothing happened.all in an effort to trick the police. I don’t get it…I’d be ghost

  114. Thank the god lord that this judge didn’t allow AH out on bail. Clearly AH killed a man bc he thought he couldn’t trust him??? Really, what???? It’s an absolute joke that AH wasnt booked last week. He is an absolute disgrace to society. He had the world by the you know what…

  115. If Ray Lewis, OJ, Casey Anthony and Robert Blake have taught us anything, its that the charges don’t always stick no matter how obvious it appears.

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    You left out Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, The IRS, Eric Holder, Bill Clinton, George Bush…

    All hell, every politician and government agency you know….

  116. A) I never said the recruited Hernandez as a murderer, simply that he murdered someone while he was a member of the patriots. Fact. The pats also signed stallworth after he had ran down someone. Fact. And I don’t hate the patriots, just the fans who act like their franchise is better than the other 31 in the league. And before you cry jealousy, my favorite team is one of the franchises which has more Lombardi trophies than yours. Wish I could narrow it down more (there are quite a few).

  117. I disagree with the sentiment “he had it all, why couldn’t he stay away from trouble?!?”

    Fame, fortune, and prestige do not soften ones character. If you’re a ‘bad apple,’ having a ton of money doesn’t magically turn you into a good person.

    If anything, the increased affluence has a negative effect.

  118. denverdude7 says: Jun 26, 2013 6:01 PM

    The Patriots did do the right thing in cutting ties with Aaron Hernandez.

    That being said, am I alone in thinking someone in the police department tipped off the Patriots as to what the charges would be? The timing of the announcement by the Patriots coming BEFORE the charges were announced is just a little bit too curious.

    Common sense would seem to dictate that Hernandez would still be on the team if facing only obstruction of justice charges. Unproven charges at that.

    In other words, I get the feeling the Patriots are still operating like the KGB.

  119. You can take the punk out of the street but you can’t always take the street out of the punk. What a low life scumbag. Being a professional football player with millions of dollars does not change what you are.

  120. blunttastic says: Jun 26, 2013 6:48 PM

    His 1st phone call was to Wes Welker because everyone knows you need a white Bronco to get away with murder
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    Nicely played. As sad as this situation is, I still had to chuckle at that one.

    This has got to be killing the suits at ESPN. It’s news, it doesn’t portray their beloved Patriots in a good way, it’s even a local Bristol guy. I don’t watch ESPN that much anymore, but I imagine The Narrative (because God forbid a sports network should just report; there MUST be The Narrative) is something along the lines of, “What went wrong for Aaron Hernandez?”, as if he never did anything wrong until just now.

  121. There are 53 players on an N.F.L roster times 32 teams= 1696 active players not including 5 more players on each teams practice squad. 29 have gotten in trouble this year, which leaves approximately 98.3% of law abiding citizens. Considering the pool of people, about 50% probably come from rough childhoods due to their environment, I think it has been unfair to the sport to paint a picture of the N.F.L being out of control. Enough with the sensationalism and at least give some equal attention to the majority of good works that most players do for their communities.

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